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Re: First Montana Update

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Keep the updates coming Pontus. The American West is unbelievable in both beauty and fly fishing opportunity!!!

Posted on: 2013/7/14 15:26


Re: First Montana Update

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Awesome info! I'm hoping to get to Yellowstone National Park next year.

Chris

Posted on: 2013/7/14 16:02


Re: First Montana Update

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Just go, make it happen. Yellowstone is an amazing place. Make sure you devote a day to seeing the sights too.

Posted on: 2013/7/14 19:52


Re: First Montana Update

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lestrout said:

Pontus - didn't pick up on this till now - spent the last 10 days on the Gallatin, Jellystone and most especially the Upper Madison. The last was the best ffishing I've had there in almost 40 years of doing the stretch from Slide Inn down to West Fork, both in numbers and size. I also caught up with JayL who's now in Bozeman along with Matt from Walnutport. They live on the Gallatin pretty near Storm Castle. Friday I got a trout grand slam on the G around Mile 49. PPL has been pumping up the volume at Hebgen every day, but when flows at Kirby were 1000 or so, the dry fly fishing was fabulous.


I never got to meet JayL in person, but I do remember him posting frequently when I first started reading the board.

I almost got my first grand slam on Monday, but couldn't find a Brookie. Still haven't caught one since I've gotten out here. I have to get further upstream and into some mountains I guess. I've been fishing 3-4 days a week every week, so stories and pictures to come soon. Also have a fishing trip into Yellowstone in the works as well as another float trip when a guy I met buys his new boat.

Posted on: 2013/7/18 18:06


Re: First Montana Update

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Pont - the Yellowstone River opens for the native cutthroats on July 15, and I hear they are doing a bit better since the lake trouts disaster in the lake. But this time of year, they are snaky and spawned out. They are much better later in the summer and fall. But the brown caddis about now is unbelievably dense.

On the other hand, the Firehole and Madison in the Park are way warm (80º) and not very ffishable except maybe early in the morning. The disappointing surprise for me was the Gibbon is just as warm - the 3.9 earthquake this spring, or other seismic events, must have shifted the hot springs the way the Firehole got messed up in the 70s.

But there are scads of little lesser known (and smaller) streams all over the park that are troutable.

tl
les

Posted on: 2013/7/21 22:16
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